You know you have lived in Fort Wayne for too long when you get very defensive about a local sports team. My sister offered tickets to a South Bend Cubs game and I was like… ewww. TinCaps are my thing. Oh didn’t you know they are playing the TinCaps? Oh, I am totally there.
I went searching around for TinCaps gear. Total failure. Apparently the stadium isn’t open the day of away games. Makes sense. I spent the evening with my nephew who has suddenly become a Cubs fan. Not really sure how this happened. Our family has a strong history with baseball. Wile yes we are from the Chicago area, we were bred to be White Sox fans. Everyone except me that is. I like the Yankees. On top of that, my brother played baseball, I played softball, and my sister managed softball.
My nephew, Sweet Nathan, decided that running around with a baseball glove and an old ball were totally appropriate for a ball game. I decided it would be a good idea to taunt surrounding Cubs fans. I get how excited you al are about the big team winning the world series, but no, not you! Everyone around me gave me dirty looks. I clapped and “woohooed” when something good happened. My dad kept trying to put a Cubs hat on me and I would throw it off claiming cooties or Cubbie germs.
The TinCaps have become a staple in our little Fort Wayne world. This is why I chose this to be my 2nd day of relaxation. I capped off my evening perfectly with two things I love: baseball and pissing people off.